Neuroeconomics

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Neuroeconomics studies the biological or neurological foundation of economic decision making by applying methods of neuroscience. Measuring the activity within specific regions of the brain during decision-making processes allows a better understanding of the motivations underlying human behavior.

 

Research questions

  • What are the biological, hormonal, and neuronal bases of prosocial behavior? 
  • How does stress affect both self-control and normative decision-making processes on the neural level?
  • What effect does an increase in testosterone levels have on an individual’s perception of social distance towards others?